With Matthew's unpleasantness when getting in the car, I am less motivated to go out and about, which makes Alyssa and Jackson grate on each others nerves more frequently. Neither choice seems very appealing.
It has been easy to get bogged down in difficult parts of the day, but there is a lot of good too. Matthew walked all the way to the park and back on his own. Alyssa has enjoyed curling up with a book to read for fun this summer. Jackson has done his daily school work without complaining.
I need to not get bogged down in the difficult parts and enjoy the bright points more. As we were looking through the computer files the other day, we happened upon this video of little Alyssa and Jackson. It reminded me again that 'the days are long but the years are short'. Hard to believe that these little ones are my big kids.